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What is a pesticide?

Pesticides on shelf. (Credit: Anne Schellman)

When you hear the term “pesticide,” what comes to mind? Do you understand what pesticides are and, more importantly, how to use them correctly? A pesticide is any material (natural or synthetic) used to control, prevent, kill, suppress, or...

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:19 AM
Tags: antimicrobial (1), control (41), Environmental Protection Agency (2), EPA (10), less toxic (1), organic (10), pest (74), pesticide (14), registration (3), UCIPM (66)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Fipronil Labels Have New Restrictions

A pest management professional making a liquid application of fipronil. (Credit: Les Greenberg, UC Riverside)

[Article modified on April 13, 2019 to correct inaccuracies.] New label changes will alter how fipronil is applied by pest management professionals (PMPs) in urban environments, particularly between November and February, during California's typical...

Figure 2: Diagram showing California fipronil label restrictions. Graphic courtesy of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Figure 2: Diagram showing California fipronil label restrictions. Graphic courtesy of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Figure 2: Diagram showing California fipronil label restrictions. Graphic courtesy of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: applications (1), California (28), DPR (15), EPA (10), fipronil (2), label changes (2), law (3), perimeter (1), restrictions (1), UC IPM (223), UC Riverside (11)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Amazon Fined for Selling Illegal Pesticides

A retail shelf showing various pesticide containers. (Photo: Cheryl A. Reynolds)

Online marketplace Amazon.com was recently fined $1.2 million by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for selling and distributing pesticides not registered for sale in the U.S. The EPA discovered nearly 4,000 violations dating...

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:55 PM
Tags: Amazon.com (1), environmental protection agency (2), EPA (10), fines (1), illegal (2), marketplace (1), pesticides (28), training (11), UC IPM (223), violations (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Zika Virus

Adult female mosquito, Aedes egypti. [J. Gathany]

The Zika virus is spread to people mainly through the bite of an infected mosquito, mostly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. People can also get the Zika virus through sexual contact with an infected person, and the virus can also be passed from a...

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 5:11 PM
Tags: Aedes aegypti (23), albopictus (2), bites (5), CDC (4), Centers for Disease Control (3), Consumer Reports (2), DEET (7), EPA (10), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (18), Picardin (3), repellent (7), UC IPM (223), virus (3), West Nile (2), Zika (7)

Zika, Mosquitoes, and Repellents

Adult female mosquit, Aedes aegypti. [J. Gathany, CDC.]

[From the August 2016 issue of the UC IPM Retail Newsletter] Concerns over the Zika virus have been all over the news lately, so you may be getting questions about mosquito repellents and how customers can protect themselves from mosquitoes. The Zika...

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Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 2:08 PM
Tags: Aedes aegypti (23), albopictus (2), bites (5), CDC (4), Centers for Disease Control (3), Consumer Reports (2), DEET (7), EPA (10), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (18), mosquitoes (27), Picardin (3), repellent (7), UCIPM (66), virus (3), West Nile (2), Zika (7)

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